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Record-breaking Hurricane Michael mauls US

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs. Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds in the state’s Panhandle region. Two people, including a child, were killed by falling[…]

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Irma lashes Florida, leaving thousands without power

Hurricane Irma began pummeling Florida late on Saturday, threatening almost the entire southeastern US state after cutting a deadly path of destruction through the Caribbean. Tens of thousands of Floridians were hunkering down in shelters for a direct hit from the monster storm, after more than 6.3 million – nearly[…]

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Deadly Irma pounds Caribbean, takes aim for Florida

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killed eight people and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness on Thursday as it swept through Caribbean islands while aiming for Florida. The dead were reported on four islands. Weather forecasters have described Irma as a “potentially catastrophic” Category[…]

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